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Do you want the beauty of your flower beds to last well into the fall? The trick is to plant flowers that bloom late in the growing season and enjoy cooler weather. Here are some colorful additions to your flowerbed that display their most exceptional beauty in the autumn. Chrysanthemums Chrysanthemums, or ‘mums’ for short, come in gorgeous fall colors such as red, pink, peach, orange and yellow. Not only are mums colorful, but they also come in a wide variety of sizes, from tiny, two-inch mini-mums to huge plants that grow up to several feet across. Planting and caring…

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Every year, homeowners and renters alike look for ways to improve the look and function of their backyards. When it comes to makeovers, some projects are easier than others and can cost you a little or could break the bank. The following suggestions include a variety of items that are relatively easy to acquire and/or build. With a bit of imagination and some elbow grease, you can transform your backyard from a space connected to your backdoor into a part of your home that family and friends will want to enjoy. 1. Add A Deck, Patio, Or Porch A great…

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Taking kids to the beach is a popular activity during the warmer months. However, some families avoid it entirely because of the hassle that it can cause. In other cases, brave parents venture out to the sand, but they end up regretting the decision. Following some tips can help you to have a better beach day with the kids this season. Pack a Bag for the Season The preparation for the beach might be one of the reasons why you avoid it. While you’ll need to restock snacks and products when they run out, consider putting together a beach bag…

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During the spring, your primary landscaping goal is to make your lawn healthy for summer. When summer rolls around, it’s time to keep your lawn looking good, despite the higher temperatures and less rainfall. With the right strategies, you can keep your lawn green and beautiful during the hot summer months for your family get-togethers, parties, and barbecues. Below, we’ll look at some of our favorite tips for summer lawn care to help you keep your grass looking great throughout the season. Water Deeply, Not More Frequently When the temperatures rise, it can be tempting to over-water your lawn. We…

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Do you spot everyday household items and imagine how great they would look if you re-purposed them for your yard? To get started, peruse these ideas and see where your imagination takes you. Give Your Kids the Boot If your brood keeps outgrowing rain boots faster than they can be replaced, why not fasten a selection of them along your fence and fill each one with dirt and plantings? This fun idea can be taken one step further if you nail a thick rope along the fence and use clothespins to hang each boot out to dry. Hitch Your Garden…

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In today’s increasingly sedentary culture, we all know it’s important to move more. However, not all exercises are created equal. Circuit workouts can get boring, while going to the gym can be frustrating. If you find that you’re going back and forth between exercises, or maybe you’re new to exercise and are overwhelmed by all the fad workouts available, it may be time to go back to some of the healthiest, oldest forms of exercise. Among these is bike riding, which can end up being healthier for your body and your mind. Bike Riding Burns Calories The calorie-scorching effects of…

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Controlling weeds in your lawn might seem like an unwinnable war, but it is one worth fighting. In fact, a lush, green lawn might seem like a vanity project, but healthy lawns serve quite a few purposes. Here are easy tips to help you control weeds in your lawn. Manually Weeding by hand can be dreadful. However, for large, isolated clusters of weeds throughout your yard, manual weeding can be one of the quickest, most effective ways to return your lawn to its thick, natural luster. Gloves For small patches, simply pulling up the weeds by hand, while wearing gloves,…

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There are so many exciting new trends to get your garden ready for spring. Classic garden looks like rose trellises, tomato cages and flower beds overflowing with annuals are comforting garden standards. Here are predictions for the top garden trends for in 2019. Growing Food Growing your own food isn’t new but placing gardens in small, residential spaces is a trending. You don’t need rolling hills or acres of land or even a corner lot for a high-yield garden. Transforming residential yards and lawns into edible landscapes is becoming quite easy. Small compost barrels and bins are available at nurseries…

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There’s nothing quite like coming home to a beautiful house and impeccably designed front lawn. While freshly groomed grass is always a tried and true way to keep your lawn looking good, you can do so much more than that. If you don’t have the budget to spend on expensive flowers and fountains, check out these 10 ways to obtain your dream lawn on a budget. 1. Get Creative Think about landscaping concepts that you have always dreamed of and find a way to come up with a cheaper alternative. Consider anything that may improve your home’s curb appeal and…

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Whether you are someone who enjoys the passive tides of a shallow springwater fed lake or a thrill seeker who likes to witness the awesome power of giant breakers pounding the shore, there are a variety of water safety tips and precautions to consider. Rogue Waves Worldwide, drowning is the leading cause of death. If you inhale as little as two tablespoons of water, you can drown. If you are not going to be personally teaching your children how to swim in a freshwater lake or pool before hitting the big oceans, your child is at grave risk of getting…

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